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The easiest way to do it would be to open /etc/fstab in a text editor and add a line with /dev/hd(xp's partition number), wherever you mounted it under Linux, it's type (ntfs), then auto,ro, and finally 0 0. NTFS write support is experimental and very dangerous and knowing Mandrake they wouldn't all you to. Also the ro means read only so it should work.
Ok deferent person here, same question.
For me it wasn't this easy at all.
Im a week old user of Redhat 7.3.
I've had to reconfigure my kernel to support NTFS fs.
(using make xconfig in /usr/src/Linux-2.4)
After installing the kernel source rpm of course.
All seems to be working, however
As root I can mount the selected NTFS partition using the command
mount -t ntfs /dev/hda5 /NTFS
but only root has read access, no one else, can read it.
Any clues as to how I fix it.
I appretiate I only installed the NTFS read option in the kernel, I dont particularly want to write, but how do I set it so that all users can read it?
btw I tried chmod -R a+r as root, "Read only file system, carn't change"
Last edited by gingerchris; 08-14-2002 at 07:50 PM.